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Craigslist Killing Suspect’s Serial Murder Claim Meets Skepticism

The young woman suspected of killing a man she met on Craigslist in Pennsylvania, and who has claimed to have killed more than 20 others, including a victim in L.A., has been met with more skepticism than belief as authorities work to verify her story.

Miranda-Barbour

Miranda Barbour (Credit: CNN)

Miranda Barbour’s father says she is a manipulative liar. Her mother says she just wants to be left alone. And claiming she carried out the killings as part of a satanic cult, a high priest of the Church of Satan issued a statement, saying, “I find it difficult to believe that a ‘killer cult’ of any sort could be in operation before being noticed and their murderous members captured and prosecuted.”

“We have no record of any contact whatsoever with this couple,” Peter H. Gilmore wrote on the group’s website.  “It should come as no surprise that Satan has once again been chosen as a scapegoat, since criminals often seek to blame others for their actions.”

Barbour, along with her husband, has been charged with stabbing and strangling Troy LaFerrara, 42, after they allegedly met with him on Nov. 11 through a Craigslist ad in which Barbour reportedly offered companionship in exchange for money.

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